While Jennifer Aniston is clearly disappointed for not receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in Cake, she believes that being the "No. 1 snubbed is as good as getting a nomination".
Opening about the heartbreaking news, Aniston told The Huffington Post that she's surprised by how many of her fans, friends and family were both shocked and outraged that she missed out on the nomination.
"I was amazed at how many messages of 'Shocked.' 'F**k 'em,' and 'Robbed,' I got," she said. "I found it quite endearing and flattering that I had so many people rooting for me. It was almost just as good to be the No. 1 snubbed than to be nominated. Now I don't have any pressure."
Aniston also revealed that she initially said "yes" to the film because she related to her on-screen character Claire Bennett when it came to having doubts about herself. (via Enstarz)
She explained, "I needed to do it so I could prove to myself that I was able to do it. So I wasn't sitting there frustrated that I wasn't getting certain parts because they knew something I didn't know -- which was that I couldn't do it."
Talking about her character in the movie, the actress added, "She's dark because she's stuck. She's depressed and she's in extreme pain, physically and emotionally. She feels that if she gets unstuck and heals herself, gets off the drugs and the booze, goes to her physical therapy and gets better, she feels she will forget [that person]. She will forget her loss."